Wild tiger population exceeds 3,000 in India

Wild tiger population exceeds 3,000 in India

India accounted for 3,167 tigers in the wild compared to the 2,967 registered in the last report published four years ago.

data from the new census reveal an increase in the number of copies and show that efforts to protect this endangered species have paid off.

The largest of the cats used to live throughout the territory of Central, Eastern and Southern Asia, but its population has decreased by more than 93% in the last 100 years, due to deforestation, human encroachment on their natural habitat, and poaching.

The Tigers They are only present in 13 countries, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

India is home to 75% of the specimens, stressed the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during a ceremony in Mysore, in the south of the country.

In 1900, more than 100,000 tigers roamed the planet. But this figure has dropped to 3,200 in 2010.

In India, the tiger population was 40,000 in 1947, at the time of its independence.

But the number plummeted over the decades to reach 3,700 copies in 2002 and 1,411 four years later.

Since then, the number of tigers has been gradually increasing.

Censuses are carried out every four years with the help of cameras and computer systems to identify each specimen.

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